Denver has always been a great city for bicycling, and converging local and global trends have renewed the enthusiasm and commitment to a cycling culture. Choosing to ride a bike is environmentally-friendly, healthy and a sound economic decision. Plus, it puts us back in touch with our neighbors and is fun! The 2008 American Community Survey ranked Denver 11th in the country for bicycle commuting, with 1.6 percent of residents using their bicycle to travel to work. While this is figure is double the national average, Denver is reaching further with a goal of 10 percent bicycle commuting by 2018. The Mayor, along with other community and agency leaders, is committed to making bicycle riding a very prominent part of the physical and social landscape of Denver.
As advisor to the Mayor and City agencies, and conduit to our community, the MBAC is playing a leading role in making Denver a more bicycle friendly city. The Mayor and the MBAC are looking for committed individuals who will represent our diverse City and bicycle community. When applying, please address the following in your letter of interest.
-How often do you ride a bike (daily, weekly, monthly) and for what purpose (recreation, transportation, etc)?
-Are you a member of any bicycle organizations? Which ones?
-What bicycle-related activities do you /have you participated in?
-Do you use public transportation? Combine it with bike riding?
-Are you familiar with the Bicycle Friendly Communities program?
-Will you be able to make the time commitment to attend the monthly MBAC meeting and at least one sub-committee meeting per month?
-What do you hope to accomplish as a member of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee?
Please reply with your letter of interest, application, and resume to Suzan Moore at email@example.com